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Mountain Hike recommended route

Mountain peak Pirchkogel

Mountain Hike · Silz
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  • Blick vom Pirchkogel
    / Blick vom Pirchkogel
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  • / Aussicht auf Pirchkogel vom Zwölferköpfl aus
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  • / Schwarzmoossee
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  • / Pirchkogel - Blick ins Inntal
  • / Pirchkogel
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  • / Feldringer Almböden
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Steinhag Schwarzmoossee Gasthof Bergland Pirchkogel Gasthof Waldesruh Parkplatz Berghotel & Gasthof Marlstein
KÜHTAI -> Schwarzmoosseen -> Pirchkogel -> Feldringer Almböden -> Marlstein -> OCHSENGARTEN
moderate
Distance 13.4 km
5:30 h
808 m
1,323 m
Start in Kühtai (2.020m). You follow the steep hiking path to Schwarzmoosseen. The lakes are on a nice plateau. In the area are many horses. From the lakes you hike on to the peak of Pirchkogel (2.028m).

To hike down you have 2 possiblities: 

 

1) same way back - duration 4 hours in total

2) you walk down on the back side of Pirchkogel. You walk over the "Feldringer Almböde" which is a nice and beautiful area. From there you come down to Marlstein and further to Ochsengarten - duration 5,5 - 6 hours.

 

TIPP: park the car in Ochsengarten and take a bus to Kühtai. 

Author’s recommendation

Small zoo at Marlstein
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,828 m
Lowest point
1,503 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Waldesruh
Berghotel & Gasthof Marlstein
Gasthof Burkert
Gasthof Bergland
Gasthof Walderhof

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

More details about hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Kühtai tourist information (2,017 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.213783, 11.024284
DMS
47°12'49.6"N 11°01'27.4"E
UTM
32T 653280 5230909
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Destination

Ochsengarten

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in Kühtai (2.020m). You follow the steep hiking path to Schwarzmoosseen. The lakes are on a nice plateau. In the area are many horses. From the lakes you hike on to the peak of Pirchkogel (2.028m).

To hike down you have 2 possiblities: 

 

1) same way back - duration 4 hours in total

2) you walk down on the back side of Pirchkogel. You walk over the "Feldringer Almböde" which is a nice and beautiful area. From there you come down to Marlstein and further to Ochsengarten - duration 5,5 - 6 hours.

 

TIPP: park the car in Ochsengarten and take a bus to Kühtai. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

We recommend to park the car in Ochsengarten and to take a bus from there to Kühtai: 

The following parking facilities are available in Ochsengarten: 

  • Ochsengarten Large public parking - opposite, or next to the cable car station Ochsengartenbahn
  • Ochsengarten in the center vis á vis from the tourist information office 
  • at the end of the village next to the ground school

Coordinates

DD
47.213783, 11.024284
DMS
47°12'49.6"N 11°01'27.4"E
UTM
32T 653280 5230909
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
808 m
Descent
1,323 m
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